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From Nice: The Grand Canyon of Europe & its Lavender Fields

1. From Nice: The Grand Canyon of Europe & its Lavender Fields

Leave the coast and enjoy a beautiful drive through the Gorges du Loup with its 40 meter high waterfall. Stop in Castellane, gateway to the Gorges of the Verdon, nestled at the foot of its famous rock. Drive along the Verdon river, named after its startling turquoise-green color, up to the canyon which is considered to be Europe’s most beautiful. Enjoy the spectacular and breathtaking views overlooking the ravine which is up to 700 meters deep. Stop in Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, one of the most beautiful medieval villages in France which is known for its rich history in ceramic craftsmanship. Take time to enjoy a lovely meal and a stroll.

Nice to Saint-Tropez and Port Grimaud Tour

2. Nice to Saint-Tropez and Port Grimaud Tour

Depart Nice in the morning and journey to the seaside resort of Sainte-Maxime. Then, climb aboard a boat and travel along the beautiful coastline of the French Riviera to the internationally renowned town of Saint-Tropez.  Get some time to explore the town center and soak up its elegant atmosphere. Join the locals at the market and marvel at its world-famous beaches. Keep a look out for its legendary jet set residents, including the French actress Brigitte Bardot! Then, visit the beautiful village of Port Grimaud, known as the Little Venice of France due to its scenic waterways and fishermen's houses. Journey back to Nice along the Côte d'Azur. Stop to take photos of the Massif de l'Esterel mountain range as they plunge into the Mediterranean Sea.

Nice: Small Group Sunset Cruise to Cap Ferrat

3. Nice: Small Group Sunset Cruise to Cap Ferrat

Meet your friendly crew at Nice Port, then set sail along the glistening coastline of Nice. Soak up panoramic views of the French Riviera and feel the wind in your hair as the boat cruises towards Cap Ferrat. As you sail, learn about this luxury destination, which is home to Hollywood stars and often used as the film set for glamorous movies. Pass by the charming fishing village of Villefranche-sur-Mer, admire the villas of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, and marvel at the sandy beaches of Beaulieu-sur-Mer. Cool off with a refreshing dip in the sea, then go snorkeling in search of colorful marine life. Finally, watch an unforgettable sunset across the ocean, and soak up the magic of the moment before returning to port.

Nice: Coastline Boat Cruise to Monaco

4. Nice: Coastline Boat Cruise to Monaco

Embark with the skipper on a semi-rigid boat for a two and a half hour trip to discover the coastline from Nice to Monaco where you’ll admire various villas overhanging swells. See the peninsula of millionaires, the coves and limestone cliffs, which bind the coastline with lush vegetation, volcanic rock and rare Mediterranean flora. Enjoy the natural magnificence of the coastline and the cultural heritage richness. Its luminosity and striking beauty had always inspired the greatest masters various fields as architecture, painting, music or even cinema. The preserved shore offers coves, beaches, and a seabed.  Take a swim and snorkel stop with some refreshments served on board. Come take advantage of a half-day relaxation and discover a paradisiac coastline worthy of the most beautiful postcards. Experience the secret coves that can only be reached by boat.

From Nice: Saint-Tropez and Port Grimaud

5. From Nice: Saint-Tropez and Port Grimaud

You will be picked up from your hotel or at your private address in Nice at 8:30 AM, before leaving by minibus for Port Grimaud and Saint-Tropez. Start your tour with a free boat trip from the delightful lake city, Port-Grimaud, known as the "Little Venice" to Saint-Tropez. This legendary village has attracted numerous international stars from the world of fashion and literature as far back as the 1920's and became the favorite playground to jet setters, models and millionaires. You will have free time in the picturesque old city for some shopping at the provincial market and to get lunch on a sunny terrace. You will be taken back to your hotel along the marvelous and picturesque coast road, the Littoral. Benefiting from some of the best views in all of France, you will have time to stop and admire these fantastic views.

From Nice: Cannes and Antibes Tour

6. From Nice: Cannes and Antibes Tour

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Nice, and then drive along the beautiful coastal road between Cannes and Antibes. Pass the marinas of Juan-les-Pins and Golf-Juan and get stunning views from the city walls in the elegant resort of Antibes. Stroll along La Croisette in Cannes, where the Cannes Film Festival attracts the rich and famous to the red carpet every May. Visit the beautiful seaside resorts of Golfe-Juan and Juan les Pins and admire the luxury hotels and beautiful beaches loved by the jet-set crowd.

From Nice: Saint-Tropez and Port Grimaud Tour

7. From Nice: Saint-Tropez and Port Grimaud Tour

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Nice, and then discover the French Riviera in all its glory. Head to the glamorous resort town of Saint-Tropez, popular with celebrities since the 1920s. Enjoy some free time for lunch and to relax on the beach before making your way to the seaside town of Port Grimaud. Created by the architect François Spoerry in the 1960s, the port town is based around the marshes of the River Giscle. Marvel at the Venetian-style canals with their uniquely Provencal-style fisherman's houses. Upgrade your experience and add on the optional 1-hour boat cruise to admire Saint-Tropez from the sea. Cruise along the walls of the citadel to discover the Marine Cemetery, artistic neighborhoods and the luxury villas of celebrities.

From Nice: Verdon Gorge Full-Day Tour

8. From Nice: Verdon Gorge Full-Day Tour

Start your full-day shared group or private tour with a pickup from your accommodation in Nice and admire the famous Promenade des Anglais as you depart the city. With your guide, travel first to Castellane, a quintessentially-French, cultural village at the gates of the famous Verdon Gorge, and classified as a "city of character". Visit its ancient ramparts, and three listed monuments, including St. Victor's Church, the Clock Tower, and the Pentagonal Tower. Continue to the charming village of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France and part of the phenomenal Verdon Natural Regional Park. From here, make sure to snap pictures of the idyllic Provence setting complete with lavender fields, panoramic views of the surrounding rocky mountains, and the blue waters of the Lake of Sainte-Croix, the third largest lake in France. Finally, return to your accommodation in Nice after a full day of memorable sightseeing.

Saint-Tropez and Port Grimaud Full-Day Guided Tour

9. Saint-Tropez and Port Grimaud Full-Day Guided Tour

Explore Saint-Tropez, one of the best-known resorts of Europe, a crossroads where writers, artists and celebrities meet. Enjoy the seaside destination on the French Riviera with live commentary from your guide. The tour starts from Nice. Arrive in the charming little village of Saint-Tropez. Visit its harbor where fishing boats, commercial vessels share mooring with the most luxurious yachts. Climb up the steps to the pretty medieval village. Pay a visit to the Annonciade Museum to admire artwork by prominent modern artists who worked in Saint-Tropez. Tour the Citadel with its naval museum. Make a stop at the coastal town of Port Grimaud. Admire its canals, bridges, boutiques and pastel-colored houses.

From Nice or Cannes: Verdon Gorge and Lavender Fields

10. From Nice or Cannes: Verdon Gorge and Lavender Fields

Explore the natural wonders of the French countryside on a guided tour to the Verdon Gorge. Admire spectacular views and visit nearby villages for an unforgettable experience. Depart from Nice or Cannes in the morning and head for the Gorges du Loup. Make a stop here for incredible views of the waterfall. Continue along the road to Castellane, the entrance of the Verdon Gorge. Take time to explore this charming village, famous for its picturesque chapel built on a rock overlooking the village below. Finally, come to the Verdon Gorge, the Grand Canyon of Europe at 700 meters high. Visit the spots that offer the best panoramic views across the canyon - perfect for photos. Next stop: Moustiers Sainte Marie. Visit this scenic village built along the lake of Sainte Croix. Enjoy free time here to explore the winding streets, and have some lunch. Then, if in season, head to the beautiful lavender fields and capture one-of-a-kind photos of the purple fields.

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What people are saying about Nice

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 2 reviews

Great communication for pickup, very prompt and on time. Guide was super helpful and friendly (Francis). Went out of his way to ensure we had a good time, always checking in to make sure we were having a good time or enjoying our meal or to take a picture. The roads on the trip are very windy to be wary of car sickness. The views were stunning, highly recommended

You should know that the lavender fields are blooming June- mid July. We visited grand canyons and several nice old villages, had a wine degustation on the way back to Nice in April. This trip made our trip to Nice unforgettable. It is worth visiting as these small ancient villages and nature are more beautiful than Monaco or other worldwide known cities.

Our guide, Nathan, was very polite, punctual, and had a good sense of humour. He explained and oriented us very well during the visit. The group of 8 people was adequate, and we adapted very well during the tour. We enjoyed a lot the boat tour from Sainte Maxime to Saint Tropez.

We really enjoyed our tour. The mountains and villages were beautiful.

An excellent trip. The tour guide was talkative and outgoing